Despite possible surgery, Winslow welcomes playing in Pro Bowl

To date, 17 stars have pulled out of the Pro Bowl. But despite the prospect of a possible fourth knee surgery, Browns tight end Kellen Winslow has joined five Cleveland teammates to play.

Originally Published: February 6, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

HONOLULU -- To date, 17 players -- 11 on the AFC squad -- decided to pull out of Sunday's Pro Bowl.

It's an annual ritual that has many wondering about the long-term future of this all-star game. Players awaiting surgery or carrying over aches and pains from the regular season naturally cancel. When selected, Tom Brady -- whether healthy or hurting -- opts for the golf venue at Pebble Beach rather than a one-hour daily commitment to the loosest practice a pro ever sees. ...

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